About Us

We Bring the Farm to the Kitchen

Our love for the foodservice industry runs deep. We are first and foremost serial hospitality technology veterans, but we’re also former chefs, restaurant owners, general managers, and even farmers. Cut+Dry was born out of our desire to build a platform that benefits all of the primary stakeholders in this industry: restaurants, suppliers, and food producers.  We do this with the aim of making this industry less wasteful, more efficient, and more transparent.

Most recently, we launched The Market by Cut+Dry, which gives consumers in the Bay Area direct access to products that are typically only available to chefs.

Cut+Dry is headquartered in one of the top culinary destinations of the world, San Francisco, CA.


Our Leadership Team

Bringing decades of valuable experience into the foodservice revolution, our team consists of food experts who have spent their careers building advanced technology solutions for the foodservice industry.

Co-Founder & CEO

Mani Kulasooriya

While at Sysco, his portfolio includes creating a brand-new technology organization, Sysco Labs, which grew...

Mani has twenty years of experience working in technology companies both big and small, the last ten of which has been within the cross-section of Food, Restaurants, and the Foodservice industry. He co-founded CAKE, a restaurant technology startup, which was acquired by Sysco (SYY). While at Sysco Mani helped create a brand new technology organization, Sysco Labs, which he helped grow to a 400+ strong team. He is a recovering FinTech having started his career building payment systems at Citibank and Yahoo. This training has helped him conceive and design complex, scalable, transaction based businesses with a payments element.

Favorite Food: Jamon Iberico

Co-Founder & COO

Jim O'Connor

He has a wealth of experience with 10+ years working in the food and technology industries. Jim is passionate...

From the humble beginnings of working on the farms of his hometown of Farmville, Virginia during his youth. He has a wealth of experience with 10+ years of working in the food and technology industries. Jim is passionate about helping independent restaurants be as competitive as they can be, while also making the global food supply chain as transparent, safe and efficient as possible.

Favorite Food: Squid Ink Pasta

Co-Founder & VP of Product

Kevin Wu

With a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, bolstered by 10+ years of working directly with...

Kevin has 10+ years of experience working directly with restaurants, understanding their frustrations and developing solutions to streamline their operations. At his previous role at CAKE (acquired by Sysco), he led the product team in developing point-of-sale, waitlist management, payments and online ordering solutions for restaurants. When he’s not working with restaurants, he’s stuffing his face at all the new restaurants that are opening in San Francisco. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Favorite Food: Ramen

SVP Sales & Marketing

Warner Siebert

Seasoned in sales and marketing in the field of F&B and hospitality, Warner is an entrepreneur of the highest...

Warner is an entrepreneur and seasoned sales and marketing leader in the Food, Beverage, and Hospitality industries. He has first-hand restaurant operating experience, created numerous marketing programs for restaurants while working at iHeartMedia, and was previously Co-Founder & CEO of a restaurant software company, BuzzTable, which was acquired by Sysco Foods in 2013. Following the acquisition, Warner spent five years at Sysco where he developed a scalable, virtual sales model that brought Sysco’s restaurant technology division, CAKE, to profitability and also worked within Sysco LABS to apply new, digital go-to-market strategies to Sysco’s core business.

Favorite Food: Maryland Blue Crabs

Chief Data Scientist

Chuck Ellis

A graduate of Cornell University, Chuck brings over 25 years of expertise in food, beverage and industry data...

Chuck brings over 25 years’ expertise with food, beverage and industry data to Codify. As Founder and CEO of Restaurant Sciences Inc., he built the nation’s largest warehouse of POS data which collected, cleansed, classified and analyzed millions of fully detailed transactions from over 28,000 restaurants, bars, hotels, and other establishments. As Founder and CEO of Foodservice Analytics, Inc., Chuck developed advanced taxonomy and attribution models for foodservice products, providing both coding and consulting services to major industry players such as Nielsen, AB Inbev, and Sysco. He is a graduate of Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

Favorite Food: Fresh Oysters on the Half-Shell, from Maine